The words overseas, oversees sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do overseas, oversees sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: overseas, oversees are homophones of the English language.
Beyond the sea; abroad.
Of, relating to, originating in, or situated in countries across the sea.
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of oversee.
Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition, from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.